NeuroHope Wins “Impact 100” $100,000 Grant

NeuroHope is the Impact 100 of Greater Indianapolis “Changemaker of the Year”, and recipient of a $100,000 grant to purchase equipment for an adaptive fitness center!

Impact 100 is a charitable women’s giving circle that awards high impact grants to Indianapolis nonprofits in five specialized areas: Arts & Culture, Education, Environment, Family, and Health & Wellness.  In a highly competitive selection process, one charity from each area emerges as a finalist eligible for a grand prize of $100,000.

We are honored to be selected the “Health & Wellness” finalist, and ultimately the “Changemaker of the Year” to fund the “Impact 100 Wellness Center”, which will open at NeuroHope in July 2022 and feature a full slate of strengthening equipment for “Open Gym” and “Supervised Gym” hours.

Recovery is about much more than skilled therapy.  It is just as important for people with disabilities to have programs that maintain their health and long-term quality of life.  Everyone needs to work out and stay healthy, especially people with limited mobility battling paralysis. One in four people with spinal cord injury are admitted to the hospital every year due to complications related to inactivity (skin breakdown, UTI, muscle contracture, cardiovascular health, etc.).  Our wellness program, consisting of gym access and daily group classes, can now better complement individual therapy and self-pay sessions to form a true continuum of care for people along the road to recovery.

When the need for affordable, extended therapy for people recovering from paralysis is recognized, and the passion our team has for patients is rewarded – it shows how much our program matters.

A heartfelt thanks goes to Impact 100 and the supporters who make what we do possible.